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File #: 21-0793    Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 3/1/2021 In control: City Council Legislative Meeting
On agenda: 3/9/2021 Final action:
Title: Introduction and First Reading. Consideration. Passage on First Reading of an Ordinance to amend Title 2 of the Code of the City of Alexandria, Virginia, General Government, Chapter 5, Officers and Employees, by adding Article E, Collective Bargaining.
Attachments: 1. 21-0793_Attachment 1 Proposed Revised Ordinance.pdf, 2. 21-0793_Attachment 2 Changes from February 9, 2021 Ordinance.pdf, 3. 21-0793_Attachment 3 Areas of Agreement with the Employee Organizations and the City .pdf, 4. 21-0793_Attachment 4 Areas of Continued Disagreement with the Employee Organizations and the City.pdf, 5. 21-0793_After items:CBO letters
City of Alexandria, Virginia
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MEMORANDUM



DATE: MARCH 3, 2021

TO: THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

FROM: MARK B. JINKS, CITY MANAGER /s/

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Introduction and First Reading. Consideration. Passage on First Reading of an Ordinance to amend Title 2 of the Code of the City of Alexandria, Virginia, General Government, Chapter 5, Officers and Employees, by adding Article E, Collective Bargaining.
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ISSUE: Presentation of a revised proposed draft ordinance to establish collective bargaining between the City and certain City employees.

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the proposed ordinance establishing collective bargaining on first reading and set the ordinance for second reading and public hearing on March 13, 2021 and, after public hearing, adopt the proposed ordinance.

BACKGROUND: On February 9, 2021, City Council introduced the proposed collective bargaining ordinance for discussion. Outside of discussing the substantive aspects of the ordinance, the main procedural issue before Council was whether it should (1) adopt the ordinance on first reading or (2) decline to adopt the ordinance and issue feedback to Staff with the intention of discussing and potentially adopting the updated ordinance at the March 9, 2021 legislative meeting. Council chose the second option. Moreover, Council instructed Staff to work with the Employee Organizations to seek to find mutually agreeable solutions on five major topics that remained open for discussion:

1. The Scope of Bargaining.
2. The Number of Bargaining Units.
3. Public Safety Supervisors Excluded from Bargaining.
4. Procedures Relating Selection of the Labor Relations Administrator (LRA).
5. Resolution of Negotiation Impasses.

As instructed, Staff engaged with the Employee Organizations on these topics and came to some areas of agreement, although some areas of disagreement between the parties rem...

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